Commvault Cloud vs Dell RecoverPoint for Virtual Machines comparison


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Commvault Cloud
Ranking in Disaster Recovery (DR) Software
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Backup and Recovery (3rd), eDiscovery (2nd), Cloud Backup (2nd), Disaster Recovery as a Service (3rd), File Archiving (2nd), SaaS Backup (1st), Threat Deception Platforms (1st), Container Backup Software (3rd)
Dell RecoverPoint for Virtu...
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Mindshare comparison

As of July 2024, in the Disaster Recovery (DR) Software category, the mindshare of Commvault Cloud is 11.1%, up from 9.1% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of Dell RecoverPoint for Virtual Machines is 4.9%, up from 3.5% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
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Featured Reviews

Mar 4, 2024
Covers everything, protects our data, and gives immediate results
Building and deploying a decoy is fairly straightforward. If there is any work involved, it is just tuning the noise in terms of what happens inside your network. Most people probably do not realize how many times they are scanning their own network internally, and that decoy is going to feel like it is getting scanned, but that scan is being done by a dedicated device that you want to scan. You then build your exception rules in to not trigger on that and trigger on other devices when it is scanning. We have built the alerts back into our automation platform, so if we get alerts, our automation platform will do some runbook evaluation that is automated and then hand it off to an analyst if they think it is a real event. They do a good job of building the decoys and deploying them, and then giving you good insights. When something happens, you can look at how the decoy was connected or attached to a scan and figure out if that is a real threat or not. I like the coverage. We have 250 locations across the US, and we deploy decoys across every one of those networks. We saw its benefits immediately. The first time we got it and deployed it into one of our operating plant environments, the plant engineer noticed right away that there was a foreign device on his network that he did not really realize was out there. It was a support vendor coming in, and that vendor was scanning parts of his network that he did not realize. They were not necessarily doing it maliciously, but it gave him great insight, so he was sold on the product right away as we were. Shortly after implementation, we did our regular PAN and Red Team testing. I can say with 100% confidence that every time we do one of those, those teams come in and they tip over one of the decoys, and we see them fairly quickly. The decoy side protects my data because I get early insight into if there is a threat actor in my environment and it is moving laterally because they typically will hit one of these decoys, so it gives me quick access. If a ransomware threat actor was in my environment, they would be moving laterally trying to get to a vulnerable system, so before they ever get to the point of deploying the ransomware payload, they are going to hit a decoy. I am going to get early insight, and hopefully, I can get them out of there. In terms of its effect on the total cost of ownership (TCO), as with almost any security product, we are mitigating risk and protecting revenue. The total cost of ownership is an overhead when it comes to security. You want to spend as much as you think is necessary to mitigate high-risk areas. Otherwise, it is just money out the door. You are protecting revenue, but I would not put a TCO on it. It has helped our organization reduce or avoid downtime a great deal. It has avoided a potential downtime because the decoy typically gets the threat actor. My threat actors are PAN Test and Red Team people. They are identified before they can get too far and cause a scenario where I have downtime because of whatever they are doing in the environment.
Jan 31, 2022
Point-in-time recovery is useful, but it should have a GUI option for recovering a group of virtual machines
We are using it for DR Security Point-in-time recovery and ease of deployment are valuable. Its scalability and integration with VMware cloud foundation should be improved.  It should have features for recovering a group of virtual machines and full-scale security. For recovering all the VMs at…

Quotes from Members

We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:


"The data is well-protected. It doesn't age off until it's copied. That's a big feature right there. When you reach the end of your retention, it does not expire until the secondary copy is completed. That allows you to hold onto data that otherwise would have aged off by retention. I like that feature. It's hard to just delete or lose data using the Commvault platform."
"The solution provides us with a single platform to move, manage, and recover our data across on-premise locations. Some of the guys have been using it to move a virtual machine from VMware to the Microsoft solution, Hyper-V. They back it up and then they restore to the different virtual machine provider, and that works great."
"IntelliSnap for snapshot collection is one of the most efficient and easiest ways to back up large amounts of data."
"Commvault's Command Center is one of the best solutions out there. You can rely on Commvault solutions for the most complex and most demanding environments."
"We use Commvault Command Center for backups and restores and for the creation of new clients. We use it for other functionalities as well. In terms of VMware, I can go directly to the Command Center, enter VMware, and I can search it directly. Command Center is very useful and it can be used for more advanced techniques."
"In the VM, we have Live Recovery, Live Mount, and Live Sync."
"The ability to manage everything from a single pane of glass is another major advantage."
"It's great for getting data back."
"One of the standout features of Dell RecoverPoint for Virtual Machines is its real-time data protection capability."
"The installation is straightforward if the version you have is compatible with your infrastructure."
"RecoverPoint replicates workloads fast."
"It is a point-in-time restore, which is quite handy."
"The most valuable feature is that it is journal-based and you don't have to replicate a lot of data."
"Point-in-time recovery and ease of deployment are valuable."
"The solution is quite stable. We haven't experienced any kind of bug or glitch. We haven't experienced crashes."
"The most valuable features are the data center recovery administration and the time of recovery."


"In an upcoming release, the reports could be better."
"I think the one thing that could be improved is the customer experience. The interface should be more user friendly."
"There is room for improvement in the Knowledge Base and error reporting. I would like to see best practices in the Knowledge Base, and have the ability to diagnose errors without contacting support."
"They can always improve the interface design to make it easier. Sometimes, you need to click two or three times to do something. They should look at what tabs are used most and make them more accessible, to cut the time it takes to get to that information."
"Data center backup must be improved."
"It would be a bit unfair to say that it's complex, due to the fact that it supports so many different workloads, however, if there's anything that is a bit of a shortcoming, then it's the fact that there's a bit of complexity involved when dealing with the product."
"The customer support is not good."
"Commvault Complete Data Protection would benefit from improving their training resources."
"The solution could improve by being more easier to use. However, once you have used it for a while it becomes easier. Additionally, there could be better support and compatibility with management by having a command-line interface. This would be beneficial for the customers."
"In the next release of this software, I would like to see options that help to decrease the bandwidth required, such as compressing the data."
"It can have better integration. It would be good if, in addition to VMware VM, it can also support other hypervisors. I also want to see support for Oracle databases. As of now, it supports only SQL and Exchange. It would be good to also support other databases."
"It would be good to have a critical application on the customer side."
"I would like to have the HTML 5 interface working because it is currently not functioning with the VMware environment."
"The configuration process seems a bit challenging, and the installation takes a bit longer than expected."
"The solution is not easy to use. It's actually quite hard. If it could be simplified it might be better for the end user."
"I would like to see integration with EMC NetWorker in the next release."

Pricing and Cost Advice

"You have to pay for the licenses and the hardware you need for the Commvault environment. If you don't have all the hardware, you have to buy it, which can cost a few million. In the end, it's vital to protect our data, so the price isn't an issue."
"It is cheaper than Veeam."
"The cost for Commvault is very expensive, even support is very expensive. The full cost of the solution is 50,000 INR per year, which includes 20 VM backups, server data backup, and 200 desktop and laptop agent licenses."
"The solution is expensive. However, there are no additional costs involved. I rate the pricing a five out of ten."
"It is quite expensive when compared to other applications in the market. Its license is completely based on workload capacity. If I buy a license for 100 terabytes, I can back up anything. I can back up any platform, technology, or application, which is an advantage. Previously, we had to buy an agent for a particular application, and the cost was different for each agent. Now, the cost is completely based on the storage capacity. The license for one terabyte can cost around $1,700 for backing up anything from your environment."
"If budget allows using the per socket license and not the agent based with per GB counter for Dedup is the way to go."
"In India, this is a very expensive product."
"Commvault's license fee is per server-based."
"This is not a very cheap solution and compared to others, it is expensive."
"This is an expensive product."
"There is a license required for this solution and the pricing depends on how many virtual machines you have."
"Pricing-wise, it is pretty much fair for any customer who only has a VMware environment. Licensing is based on the number of VMs that you want to protect at any given point in time. Licensing is not based on size."
"It was a part of a backup solution. So, it was free for us."
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Questions from the Community

What do you like most about Commvault?
The convenience of backing up and restoring simultaneously is very valuable.
What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Commvault?
The tool is affordable. I rate the pricing a six out of ten. Implementation requires additional costs because we need Commvault Professional Services.
What needs improvement with Commvault?
Data center backup must be improved. We also want the product to provide us with a cloud-based backup. If we use Microsoft Exchange Online for email services, we want to know how to get a backup in...
What do you like most about Dell EMC RecoverPoint for Virtual Machines?
One of the standout features of Dell RecoverPoint for Virtual Machines is its real-time data protection capability.
What needs improvement with Dell EMC RecoverPoint for Virtual Machines?
While Dell RecoverPoint for Virtual Machines offers a solid solution for our local and remote data protection needs, there are a couple of areas that could be improved. The configuration process se...

Also Known As

Commvault Complete Data Protection, Commvault, Commvault Backup & Recovery, Commvault HyperScale X, Metallic, ThreatWise
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Sample Customers

Aberdeenshire Council, Acxiom, BAM Group Ireland, Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta, CI Investments, Clifford Chance, American Municipal Power, American Pacific Mortgage, AstraZeneca, Dongbu Steel, Denver Health, Dow Jones, Emirates Steel, Penn State Health, Prime Healthcare, Sonic Healthcare, Sony Network Communications, TiVO, UCONN Health, The Weitz Company
Rushmore Electric Power Cooperative, PCS Publishing, Noble Foods
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